Adele’s turbulent relationship with late dad who didn’t listen to her music
Adele has opened up about her relationship with her father during an interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey, revealing he didn’t listen to her music for years.
In the interview which aired last Sunday (November 14) on CBS the London born singer shared that her father Mark Evans had, up until recently, only listened to her 2007 single “Hometown Glory”.
Adele told Winfrey: “He was like, it’s too painful. He would switch it off and he never ever played any of my other music.”
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The singer who was largely estranged from her father managed to make peace with him shortly before he died of bowel cancer in May.
In April, Adele and her father were able to have a conversation which she says brought her much-needed closure.
The best selling artist who has topped the charts once again also revealed that during the conversation over Zoom, she played him her latest album, 30.
Adele had revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that her father was the first person to hear her new songs.
Speaking to Oprah about their relationship she said, “I felt that huge gaping hole filled, we forgave each other.
“We found our peace together, and then I played the album to him on Zoom.”
Adele has also opened up about the impact of her father’s death, and how her relationship with him affected her romantic life.
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In the Rolling Stone interview she described the physical reaction she had to her father’s death describing it like a scene from The Green Mile where illnesses are sucked out of people.
“It was like I let out one wail and something left,” she said.
She also shared how she has felt “free” since he died: “I’ve felt so calm ever since then. It really did set little me free.”
Adele connected with boyfriend Rich Paul a week after her father passed and has described her relationship with the sports agent who represents LeBron James as “incredible and openhearted”.
Adele’s fourth studio album, 30, was released on November 19.
An Audience with Adele with air on ITV tonight at 7.25pm.
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